Reviews


11/11/2020
Stopped for Lunch with my wife after biking on the Cuyahoga Park Tow Path. So we were dressed very casual they made us feel welcomed and service was great by Gretchen. I had the slow roasted prime rib sandwich. It was excellent probably the most tender sandwich I’ve ever had truly melt in your mouth tender. My wife had the Chicken Parmesan with spaghetti. She really loved it too. She raved about the sauce and the chicken was also very tender. We tried an after dinner drink of their house made Limoncello liquor very good fresh lemony taste. I really wanted to try the Seafood Risotto that people rated very good but it was not on the limited menu due to Covid-19. The server did say they could add scallops to the mushroom risotto to accommodate, maybe next time. We will definitely be back again.


11/7/2020
Thank you for a wonderful evening. Food was perfect and the new decor is very nice!


11/7/2020

Love the renovation which was done. Food and service was excellent as always.


11/6/2020

Wonderful meal experience! Cant wait until they bring back their full menu. We will continue to support all of our local favorites during this difficult time. We felt very safe as we dined and the service was outstanding.


11/6/2020

In this time of Covid dining, it was amazing how wonderfully normal Lockkeepers made it while being totally in compliance with the social distancing protocols. Jackie, as always, went above and beyond to make our dining experience superb!!! I HIGHLY recommend Jackie and Lockkeepers!


10/31/2020

We were thrilled to find out they had reopened. LockKeeper is a neighborhood gem.


10/29/2020

If you haven’t had the opportunity to enjoy a meal here you are definitely missing out whether you are a local or just someone passing through you definitely need to treat yourself the food was outstanding the prices were fair in the atmosphere is incredible keep up the great work.


10/27/2020

I had the rack of lamb and it was excellent my boyfriend had the prime rib it was also superb the atmosphere was very nice and the service was great I will be back.


10/25/2020

Very attentive waiter able to make excellent suggestions. Food was superb and the pace of the meal was perfect.


10/22/2020

4th anniversary celebrated here. Really good experience. Very intimate setting and the food was great. Couldnt finish my Ribeye steak, took it home for left overs and was still tender the next day. Service was very nice.


10/17/2020

My wife and I had a wonderful experience at LockKeepers this evening. The food was delicious and the staff was over the top accommodating. We will certainly be going back in the future and will be recommending LockKeepers to our friends!


10/17/2020

The Italian cuisine here is phenomenal.
Five 🌟 review.
Our server Kristen was very attentive and helpful with the menus this was our very first visit.
The hostess Carla, was very accommodating.
The location was recently remodeled along with the banquet facility if you’re not a local you definitely need to stop in while traveling it’s not far from the main interstate.
We definitely will be back.


10/10/2020

Love love love this place. Every time we have been there the food has been amazing every single time as well as the service.
The atmosphere is great.
Highly recommend.
Will go back again again and again!!
Well done lockkeepers! Keep it up! These are two happy customers!


10/10/2020

Love the remodel and it was so good to see the old staff and be back to normal!


10/10/2020

We were very pleased that Lockkeeppers reopened. The new decor was very nice and the food was excellent as always. Brian and his staff get five stars for service.


10/10/2020

First time dining here and was not disappointed! A recent renovation inside provided a beautiful backdrop for a stunning meal. I recommend the Scallops w/ mushroom risotto. A perfect fall pairing with the harvest salad. Start your dining experience with the calamari. They infuse kalamata olives and sum dried tomatoes along side the lightly breaded calamari . Need I say more? Our service was five star making our overall experience a lasting memory to share with friends. We will definitely be back soon!


10/9/2020

Great to be back! Great food, excellent service. One of our favorites that we missed for a very long time. Excellent Covid guidelines. Nice added touch of birthday cake for my wife’s birthday.


10/7/2020

Wonderful dinner last night at Lockeepers’s. We felt very socially distance. Great choices on the dinner and of course dessert menu. I am so happy you are open. Beautiful remodel also.


10/6/2020

Hosted a customer for lunch not realizing that it was the first day LK had reopened. It was flawless with the same great food and service in a revitalized atmosphere.


10/5/2020

One of the best places I have ever dined. The food was absolutely amazing and so was the service.


3/4/2020

This was my first time here. The salmon with squash and brussels sprouts was delicious. Others at the table enjoyed their steak. We shared the burnt caramel legato which was amazing. Service by Jacob was great. I would definitely recommend and go again.


2/14/2020
Went for Valentine’s Day dinner and couldn’t be happier with the choice. The food was amazing and service was perfect.


2/8/2020
Absolutely nothing bad to say. 3 couples went out to celebrate 2 birthdays. Everything from the bread to dessert was delicious. The mushroom soup was to die for and the calamari was better than any we have had. I also had the veal chop, which was amazing. Others had the ribeye, the salmon and the pasta special. Every dish was great. This was likely the best meal I have had anywhere. And server Jackie was the best. Been here many times,,,this was the best, and I am ready to go back.


2/1/2020
We were celebrating my wife’s birthday. We had a great server, Robin, who made our usually great experience here even better. He casually asked how everything was and I mentioned that my risotto cake was a little crispy. I didn’t complain, just answered his question. He brought us a piece of delicious cheese cake to make up for it. My wife and I both wanted to change what was served with our main entrees and they were, as always, very accommodating. We’ve been here with my staff at Christmas and the service is just as good. We highly recommend LockKeepers.


1/25/2020
Amazing as always! This is definitely my favorite dinner spot!


1/25/2020
This was our first return visit to LockKeepers in many years. We found ourselves wondering why we had not returned sooner. We dined with friends … for a total of 6 of us. We were seated very quickly. Our server Angela and the server she was training Maria came to the table very soon after we were seated. She was attentive yet not overbearing. She took orders for beverages and delivered them well. The appetizers we ordered and shared were very good. All of our meals were excellent. And the desserts we shared were also very tasty. All in all, it was a great dinner with friends. What’s more, we were not hurried out once we finished dinner and dessert. We’d highly recommend LockKeepers!


1/11/2020
All-around amazing experience. Had a reservation and was seated immediately, and was waited on by Jackie who was simply awesome. Everything we ordered was absolutely delicious, and the prices were some of the best I’ve seen for an upscale restaurant. Not only would we return, but we’re already making plans to come back again. 5/5.


11/16/2019
Great meal and excellent service. Our server, Ashton, was warm and professional!


11/16/2019
This remains our favorite restaurant for lunch out with friends from Lakewood. Living in Akron, it is the perfect place for meeting halfway. More importantly, we are always pleased from start to finish with the food, service and ambiance. We have yet to try a dish we didn’t thoroughly enjoy. The service is stellar but unobtrusive. The ambiance – we love it. Can’t wait to come again.


11/16/2019
It was my first time at Lockkeepers although I had been invited on many occasions . Thank you Frank and Malisse for such a wonderful place to eat and enjoy in Northeast Ohio! Great food also!


11/16/2019
Definitely worth the wait, we could only get a table late 8:15 , really not an issue once we got there ! The service was spectacular , the waitress was absolutely amazing , and patient with my trouble making a decision , because everything looked great !! It was definitely a night to remember , especially the noce surprise at the end of strawberries and dessert wine !


11/9/2019
“Food was great and service was also! Our server was helpful and checked on us often but not in a way that was intrusive. Prices were very reasonable for the quality. I will be back!”


11/9/2019
“We were warmly greeted as we entered LockKeepers. We had a reservation, so we were seated promptly. We started with a wedge salad and a greens salad. Both were large portions and very good. They served bread with an olive tapenade. Delicious!!!! We ordered lasagna, which came piping hot!! Very good!!!! We also ordered the seafood risotto. Very large portion with a lobster tail on top and scallops throughout the risotto. Again, delicious!!!!! No room for dessert, unfortunately…..I highly recommend LockKeepers!!! Just remember, you have to pay a little more for great food…I have no problem with that.”


11/9/2019
“We went for our first anniversary and could not have been more pleased with our food and service.”


10/24/2019
Wonderful evening celebrating our anniversary! The finest food and service. A tradition that we will continue for years to come. Thank you!


10/22/2019
Love, love, love the Lasagna!! Service was great and server was very attentive to our needs as always.


10/12/2019
Amazing meals await you at LockKeepers. From high end and reasonably priced drinks at the bar, to appetizers that stand out in every way, to main courses that impressed both visually and to the palette, LockKeepers is an experience that is remarkably affordable for the quality and care that you receive. Located on the Ohio Canal, started in an original LocKKeeper’s house, this establishment, like the fine wine they serve, gets better with age. The traditional meat and seafood choices were delicious and the Italian fare was impressive and authentic. All told, a fine dining experience worthy of the trip and worth coming back.


10/12/2019
Its always our go to spot to celebrate an occasion or just want a great meal. Service, quality and atmosphere are second to none.


10/11/2019
Best waiter we have ever had. He was superb! He was knowledgeable, courteous and attentive. He knew we had to be out the door by 7 pm to arrive at Playhouse Square so he asked for our valet ticket and made sure our car was waiting at the door for us. Excellent service.


10/11/2019
We went to lunch with friends to celebrate a birthday. It was a very pleasant repast. The servers were great, food was top notch and we thoroughly enjoyed the experience. We love Lockkeepers and will return.


10/9/2019
Our server was prompt and informative when we had menu questions. The daily soup special, a kale, white bean sausage soup was delicious, my one guest had gnocchi with mushrooms that she said was excellent, and my other guest had the trout and he said it was excellent. I had the lunch pronto which was a small salad with pasta and bits of sausage and roasted cherry tomatoes and it was very tasty. Such a great place with top-notch service and comfortable decor.


10/5/2019
What an amazing meal and wait staff. Robin and Tom, were very attentive and friendly. Always stopping at the table asking if everything was ok and it was!!
Absolutely Wonderful,
We will be back


9/7/2019
Loved our dinners and great desserts! 5 stars! And our waitress was great! Perfect for my birthday and for celebrating our Anniversary!


9/6/2019
Excellent service, food and ambiance. The veal chop is the best I ever had. Food quality, preparation and quantity is outstanding. Overall great value!


8/31/2019
We went early for an anniversary dinner and for most of our meal had a room to ourselves. Service was exemplary and the food was excellent. It was our first time there and we look forward to returning.


8/26/2019
Very elegant atmosphere yet approachable. Staff very personable and make a very fun experience – if just going for a quick bite or a meal. I will be back 🙂


8/10/2019
Awesome Lunch With Mary being our Server. We always ask for her. Mary has been serving at Lockeeper for 19 years. Mary is the Best.


8/8/2019
Hadn’t been there for a long time. Decided it was time to go for a birthday. Food was excellent. Everyone in the party of 3 had the Caprese Salad and Seafood Risotto. Service was friendly and also excellent. Relaxing atmosphere and attractive setting.


7/20/2019
Every time we have been to LockKeepers the service is Excellent and the food is always perfectly prepared.
LockKeepers is definitely one of the best restaurants in Cleveland.


7/20/2019
This was the best Italian food I’ve ever had. I feel like that may sound dramatic but it just was. When I was in New York I had some pretty good food but this was just flat out the best. The service was impeccable and the patio was lovely at night. Normally I don’t care to actually order three courses but when I was there I had to because it was all amazing. The meatball appetizer was beyond expectations as the polenta was cooked perfectly and it had just the right amount of cheese without making it too heavy. My friend and I both ordered the lasagna and it was lovely to see that they are baked in their own separate and rather large pans. For dessert the caramel creme brulee was just so amazing. I can’t stress enough how it was so fluffy and smooth and the amount of sugar was spot on so, it didn’t feel overdone on sugar, it was all flavor with the fresh berries. We went here because this place was listed on a haunted Ohio road trip but now I don’t care how many ghosts might be there as long as the food, atmosphere, and service are just as amazing every time. I am definitely coming back here.


7/18/2019
My girlfriends and I had a wonderful lunch out on the patio. The service was great and food was delicious. We will definitely be returning.


7/16/2019
This was our second time at Lock Keepers. Both times to celebrate our anniversary. This time we brought friends that were also celebrating an anniversary. They were impressed with the service & food. Very attentive wait staff. Food quality, quantity and presentation was great. Attention to details was good. Thank you again Lock Keepers. We will return.


7/12/2019
Excellent food and service! Always consistently outstanding!


7/11/2019
Jackie our server was OUTSTANDING!!! The food was AMAZING. Best Calamari EVER!


7/9/2019
Fabulous service , food, atmosphere. Summer dinner on the patio the best , truly! Service is over the top. Food could not be better !


7/1/2019
Great Food and even better service! Everything we tasted was wonderful. They have the best calamari I’ve ever eaten. Lightly battered and fried but with a mix of olives and other wonderful ingredients. I had the long bone veal and it was more than I could eat. The setting is an upscale bar with almost every spirit you could ask for. It was Saturday night and although filled it was not noisy. It was our first time there and we will be back.


6/16/2019
Impeccable service and outstanding food!


6/8/2019
Our favorite Cleveland area restaurtant. Very fortunate to have this world class establishment so close. Food selections are varied without being overwhelming and exceptionally well prepared. Service never fails to impress – attentive but never pushy. You can go alot further but you won’t get much better


6/1/2019
Our waitress Sarah was very friendly, attentive and gave great service. The food was delicious!!


6/1/2019
Always excellent! Our favorite waitress Jackie was great!


5/31/2019
We celebrated my parents 60th weddimg Anniversary here. The service staff and management went above and beyond to help make this a special occasion meal for our family . They were willing to move our table and make a menu adjustment for my hard to please Dad. Great service!!! Our food was very good and nice atmosphere.


5/22/2019
Lockkepers is a local gem! Great food, fabulous service and a nice location. Don’t miss their Happy Hour (Monday thru Friday 4-6pm) because that’s when you can get the fried baby artichokes – the best I’ve ever had!


5/15/2019
Classy place with delicious food and drinks! Great service and river views from deck. Located only 2 mins. from I-77 at Rockside. Awesome place for summertime happy hours!


5/15/2019
Another of my favorite go to restaurants. Love this place! Service is great and so are the dishes. Nice wine selections also. Highly recommend anyone try this place, you won’t be disappointed.


5/11/2019
LockKeepers is always a 5 star experience for food and service. Today my cousins and I took my 95 year old aunt there to celebrate her birthday. Our server Ashton was amazingly kind , attentive, and patient especially to my aunt who has a hard time hearing. What an amazing young man who was “present” to each of us every time he came by…he paced our meal leisurely, joked with us, and took care of every request….his presence today made our celebration perfect. Thank you Ashton and LockKeepers for giving my aunt a wonderful 95th birthday celebration.


4/28/2019
Great place for banquet parties, had a really good time with family and friends today!


4/20/2019
Lockkeepers is consistently excellent. Karen, our server, was wonderful—knowledgeable, enthusiastic and attentive. The food is wonderful; we enjoyed the filet and the pork chop as well as decadent desserts. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again–Lockkeepers is the best restaurant in Cleveland.


4/13/2019
Outstanding lunch. Our service was impeccable, he was knowledgeable on all of the dishes and his wine suggestion perfectly complemented our meal. It was a memorable experience for me and my guest, which was her first time there. If there were more stars check I would. *****+ 5 STAR PLUS EXPERIENCE.


3/30/2019
Amazing!! Great service. Top quality food and ambiance. Drinks always perfect. Staff makes you feel welcome and taken care of…always willing to go out of their way to meet your dining needs.


3/30/2019
Lovely place with great wait staff. I had the seafood risotto which was excellent. Great bread! Grandson had the ravioli Bolognese which was very tasty.


3/29/2019
Went for a birthday dinner on a Wednesday evening. Service was attentive, food was excellent, ambiance conducive to quiet conversation. Even the valet gave exceptional service – bringing the car back when my husband forgot to change his sunglasses for regular glasses. Would recommend for celebrations. We will definitely be back!


3/26/2019
Our service was excellent and food to match. Everything was plated beautifully and cooked to our liking.
We never go wrong at LockKeepers!!


3/23/2019
The service was elegant and impeccable. The food was delicious. Fabulous place for a business lunch or date!


3/23/2019
Great Food and great service as always! Sherrie waited on us and she was awesome. Never missed a beat in her service. Very knowledgable and always there at the right time to refill water and drinks.


3/10/2019
I was with a party of nine. The door was opened for us as we arrived. We started in the bar while we waited for the whole group made it to the restaurant. Great service at the bar with great drinks. Once the whole party made it we were seated for dinner. Sherrie took amazing care of us all. Both the service and food were incredible. We will certainly be going back.


3/10/2019
Excellent Service and Food
I was with a party of nine. The door was opened for us as we arrived. We started in the bar while we waited for the whole group made it to the restaurant. Great service at the bar with great drinks. Once the whole party made it we were seated for dinner. Sherrie took amazing care of us all. Both the service and food were incredible. We will certainly be going back.


2/15/2019
AnonymousReviewed 2/15/2019·Visited 2/15/2019
Had the BEST SERVICE tonight! Great food aside, the service was hands down EXCELLENT! Ashton, our server created such a fun atmosphere for us to celebrate and kept us laughing!
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐☺


2/15/2019
My boyfriend and I haven’t been to this restaurant for dinner in I believe about year. I remembered the food always being delicious and I must say it definitely was last night but what I really wanted to talk about was our waitress. My boyfriend and I both agreed it was the best service we’ve ever had at an upscale restaurant. I believe her name was Laney she was phenomenal and is def the reason we will continue to go back at the restaurant.

Btw. Our dinner was a seafood risotto and surf and turf with a eggplant rollatini as an appetizer..it was a 10/10!


1/14/2019
Returned many times over many years
We went for an anniversary treat this year. We’ve celebrated numerous special occasions here. The staff were extra attentive to us when I let them know about our anniversary. Our meal was excellently prepared from the appetizer to desert. They have a fine wine selection. We have had selections from the pastas and specials over the years and never been disappointed. I found their website to be helpful. The main dining area is just beautiful.


1/4/2019
We had an Open Table reservation for special occasion for party of 7. Happened to be getting married that day– small family only wedding.
Arrived at Lock Keepers after the service and were brought up stairs to a party room (Sommelier room). were provided with a toast of champagne and had a private party. Very unexpected and absolutely perfect. The food was marvelous our pretty hostess/waitress was spectacular. Lock Keepers was the most wonderful choice for our special day. Gnocci, Tortellini, Veal Parm, and seafood dishes were all wonderful and highly recommended.


12/31/2018
Wow just wow. Best steak I have eaten in years. Spot on cooking to temp ordered. Hand crafted cocktails to die for. Was super busy duah new years eve but felt like I had a personal server the entire time. Portions were also huge. I’m a big eater so I finished mine but date took an entire 2nd meal home. We took 1/2 a desert home. Its not cheep but its not 100 a plate over priced. And especially the portion size being large. Will defiantly go back. Thank you lock keepers for making a perfect new years dinner.


12/24/2018
Perfect Christmas Eve dinner. Service, food and drink were outstanding!


12/24/2018
Super nice place with excellent service, freshly made meals, and a huge wine and drinks selection. All of this in an absolutely beautiful space.


12/21/2018
Good food good service. Energetic atmosphere for Holiday lunch. Highly recommend as this place doesn’t disappoint.


12/21/2018
We came in for a family Christmas dinner! From the greeting at the front door to dessert everything was top notch.


12/21/2018
The ambience, the food and the service (Robert P) were all excellent on our recent lunch visit. We find that all of those categories are consistently excellent at LockKeepers.


12/18/2018
Food is consistently excellent. Great friendly servers. Lovely ambience.


12/14/2018
We had our annual Sherry Girls dinner at LockKeepers and we had a wonderful time. Our server, Karen was absolutely terrific, very accommodating and helpful. The food was wonderful. We had a great evening and we will be back!


11/11/2018
One of my family’s favorite restaurants for years. Always a great meal, drinks, and dessert! The specials are fantastic. The location is also great! When we cannot get a reservation we can usually find a spot at the bar and still have a very nice experience. Be sure to try the Manhattan and cheesecake!


11/11/2018
We had a birthday dinner for the in-laws and it couldn’t have been better. They both used to live in NYC and have loads of stories about the great food experiences they had there. This was every bit as good!! A giant win for us! Thank you, LockKeepers!


11/6/2018
Shavonne was our server, and she was on top of everything! Our food was outstanding to match the service, and the atmosphere was GREAT! Thanks for always making our visits special!


11/4/2018
They do it right!
Valet employees also open the front doors and welcome you. The host staff was
Welcoming and friendly.
The decor is warm and relaxing.
We were served complimentary Champagne
And then at the end of the meal we were served strawberries with chocolate dipping sauce. A great way to gain patronage and reinforce the need to call ahead with your special needs.
The server was helpful but not pushy.
Lots of employees took great care in filing waters and assisting.
The food was very good.
Our party of 6 all had different entrees and everyone was very pleased.
This one is a “keeper”


10/12/2018
Had a wonderful experience at Lockkeepers. My best friend was in town and she wanted to go somewhere special in the neighborhood. Couldn’t think of a better place to take her. They exceeded our very high expectations. Great food, amazing service – highly recommended!


9/28/2018
Another great evening at LockKeepers! We’ve never really been disappointed dining here. Excellent service from Karen who also had good wine recommendations. The chefs special was seared scallops over fettuccine with a sweet potato risotto. Absolutely fabulous. The 4 of us had a great time!


9/25/2018
We brought my mother in law to dinner here and we all enjoyed ourselves. Our server was excellent and attentive. She paced the meal perfectly, giving us time to chat in between courses. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone!


9/15/2018
There were 4 of us and everyone said their meal was delicious. The calamari appetizer was the best I have had.


9/12/2018
Food, service, staff and experience are, and have consistently been, superb. Well done!


9/6/2018
Great Food, Amazing service, one of the best kept secrets in Greater Cleveland—my favorite!


9/1/2018
Perfect place for celebrating our one year wedding anniversary!


9/1/2018
Loved the Pasta Bolognese. The service was “top shelf” and the ambience was quite and calming. If the dining room is full try the bar tables. Our service team in the bar area was amazing


8/25/2018
Lockkeepers is consistently excellent—probably the best restaurant in Cleveland. From the menu choices to the servers to the preparation and presentation, it’s outstanding. We enjoyed Frank’s Salad (and how nice that it can be ordered in a half portion) and the strip steak and filet. The peach sundae was truly outstanding and those seated near us were impressed as well. The cheesecake is among the very best. This is truly a special restaurant!


8/18/2018
Server, Ashton, was prompt and attentive, and he had a great sense of humor. Food was OUTSTANDING, especially the peach dessert. Portions were perfectly sized, not too big but definitely plenty to fill up on! Ravioli was absolutely the best we’ve ever had, and the lemon-caper chicken was excellent as well. Overall, the food was a bargain, considering the quality and amount. Would definitely return!


8/13/2018
We love Lock Keepers!! We had our reception there 2 years ago and we have had our Anniversary dinner there the last 2 years. Everything is ALWAYS awesome!! This year our server was Ryan. He was very attentive and knowledgeable. Brought us a glass of house Prosecco and at the end of dinner brought us out nice little dessert to share. Very nice touch!! Thank you again to Lock Keepers for always making us feel special!!


8/13/2018
LockKeepers is always a treat. The staff went out of their way to wish us a happy anniversary and the food is always superb. We are people who enjoy fine dining a few times a year, LockKeepers is a must experience in the Cleveland area. A+!


8/7/2018
One of our favorite restaurants – and fabulous as always. Outstanding service and ability to substitute, share and keep us coming back.


7/23/2018
Patio dining at its finest!
I was there with a friend this past week, sitting out on the patio. (To be clear, it’s really a deck overlooking the canal, not a patio – so you’re elevated, which is nice.) They have blinds that they can pull down as the sun sets if the intensity of the sun is too much. They have conversational seating with outdoor lounge furniture and dining tables (high, low and round), so you can fit a party of any size out on the deck. The music is low, which is the perfect ambiance and noise level, so you can talk to each other. The waiter and hostess were extremely professional, courteous and helpful. Each table was adorned with fresh flowers.
What a great wine menu! I opted for the fresh green salad to start, which was very light and minimal. Perfectly dressed. For dinner, I chose the sockeye salmon with fresh crabmeat – one of the specials of the day. The dish was so ARTFULLY presented! Who doesn’t love pretty food!? The best part was, it tasted even better than it looked. A definite place to hang when you want chill vibe, and you want to be outside. I would highly recommend this establishment!


7/21/2018
My sister and I chose this restaurant for our weekend getaway. This is an important vacation for us, and we were treated so well at LockKeepers. Service was friendly and prompt, food was delicious, and the cheesecake was extraordinary. The atmosphere is delightful. Can’t go wrong with this place for a special occasion or just a nice dinner.


7/21/2018
Lockkeepers is always a special treat. Took my 94 year old aunt for a needed “special afternoon.” We had her favorite calamari (split appetizer), wine , and seafood risotto , and she had her coffee. Everything was delicious, and the quiet elegant ambiance was perfect. Our waiter was wonderful ….so kind and patient, and very attentive to our every need without being pushy or annoying. I never mind paying for quality and class, and for lunch the value was amazing. Can’t wait to go back.


7/20/2018
As always great service and great food! This was my daddy’s favorite restaurant and our choice for his birthday dinner every year. He passed away a year ago 4 days after his birthday and we decided we would continue the tradition and celebrate his birthday as his favorite restuarant. The staff is amazing and or course the food was delicious!


7/16/2018
My husband and I recently celebrated our Anniversary with dinner at Lockkeepers. We stayed in the area for the weekend and Lockkeepers was recommended to us by a friend.
At the recommendation of our server, I had the “Melt in your mouth” Filet. It was just that! My husband enjoyed his salmon dinner as well.
Service was outstanding! Try out Lockkeepers for your next special occasion.


7/14/2018
My husband and I recently celebrated our Anniversary with dinner at Lockkeepers. We stayed in the area for the weekend and Lockkeepers was recommended to us by a friend.
At the recommendation of our server, I had the “Melt in your mouth” Filet. It was just that! My husband enjoyed his salmon dinner as well.
Service was outstanding! Try out Lockkeepers for your next special occasion.


7/13/2018
We had an amazing dinner. From wine to dessert, salads and entrees, everything was excellent. Our servers gave us excellent recommendations based on our discussion of what we like/dislike. There was no sense of being rushed through our meal which was great since we were with friends we don’t often see. Exceptional items included grilled peaches and prosciutto, watermelon and arugula salad, duck ragout gnocchi, lemon and herb roasted grouper, salted caramel brownie with the best cherries ever, and spumoni galato.


7/9/2018
Wonderful food, great service….
I read a few reviews that said that the prices were too expensive. My friend and I ate modestly….meaning we did not order the most expensive items on the menu–and we didn’t order the cheapest items. And given the quality of the food, service, and ambiance, we felt it was good value. And we knew ahead of time this was not your average restaurant.

I had a cup of the tomato basil avacado soup and my friend had the Florentine. There was warm Italian bread with both soft butter and olive tapanad. Yum. I ordered iced tea (it was delicious and freshly brewed) with a slice of lemon. On refills, the server remembered to include a fresh slice each time. My friend had an Arnold Palmer iced tea…half lemonade and half tea. I ordered the lasagna which came piping hot and enough for a take home meal and my friend had the chicken scallopini with mashed potatoes and steamed squash. The server did not put our orders until we both finished our soups…both excellent. Loved that. She didn’t rush us, was very attentive without interrupting and keep everything refilled…including the bread. Our bill came to $60 not including tip…and trust me, we were generous with such superior service.

We will be back again. And definitely for special occasions. I’m sorry I hadn’t been there sooner.


7/7/2018
First visit to LockKeepers! This was our 17th Anniversary and my wife and I loved it. Exceptional service from our servers and LockKeepers made us feel very special when they found out it was our Anniversary!


7/7/2018
LockKeepers is a gem of a restaurant. The staff is very personable & the food innovative and delicious. Definetly a destination whenever we come to the Cleveland area.


7/6/2018
My family and I are on vacation from Philadelphia and visited Lockkeepers for the first time. It was a beautiful day and we sat on the patio. The staff was so gracious to us. The food was delicious from the appetizers to the entrees and then onto the fabulous deserts. We had such a fun and relaxing afternoon. After the meal we walked up the Erie-Ohio Canal Tow Path which runs right past the restaurant. What a nice day.


7/4/2018
Always great food and service. I love this place. I’ve been to lunch and dinner and even a banquet upstairs in the private dining area. The staff is very professional and the food is superb. I am not a seafood fan and they always have something on the menu for all pallets. Is a great date night place, too!


6/26/2018
Excellent celebration Venue
We had a wedding reception there, and it was fantastic. The servers were fast and polite and everything was perfectly coordinated. The food was wonderful. I have nothing but good things to say about this establishment.


6/26/2018
Happy hour review! I stopped in a few minutes before happy hour started (4-6) on a Friday evening and there were about 6 other people at the bar. But this place was packed by the time I left at 6pm plus a wedding reception in their upstairs banquet room. From my experience it is easy to see why all these people stopped by: the food and drink are fantastic. I eat Brussels sprouts off every menu and they have some of the best I’ve ever eaten. The crunch, the seasoning, the taste on these were perfect! I also enjoyed the sausage stuffed peppers. For the drinks I tried the peach Bellini and loved the Italian margarita. This margarita replaces the triple sec with amaretto and it is fabulous. I know I will be back in for those Brussels sprouts and maybe give their dinner menu a try too.


6/23/2018
A group of 15, including 5 children, went on a Saturday afternoon. Our reservation was at 1 but our event ended early and they were very accommodating and let us move up our reservation. The waitress was great and never got flustered with all of our requests. The food was very good and came in a reasonable amount of time for such a large group. Even though they don’t have a kids menu they were able to accommodate all the picky children. I would definitely go back.


5/19/2018
I just loved this place. I was in the company of loved ones who live nearby, and this was a wonderful experience. I had a perfectly presented proseco in along stemmed beautiful glass. When the bread came I could smell it approaching the table. My cousins both had the fontina prosciutto stuffed long boned pork chop which I was immediately jealous I did not order. But then I took a bite of my veal parm on the long bone. I almost did not need a fork. Better than old school veal parm, modern veal parm cooked perfectly and oh so tender. I chose to get some of the nightly special, homemade ravioli. I could finish only a quarter of my huge plate. I was determined to try the most decadent and moist flourless choc cake, and was wild for the affogato espresso I pored over vanilla bean gelato.
Our waitress, Jackie did not skip a beat. She is a 10. If you go ask for her. The next day my cousin and I read about the
Venetian executive chef, quite accomplished, and both the pastry chef and the chef d’ cuisine. They know how to please and it was clear to me they were very serious about what came out of the back of the house. The ambiance, the dim lighting, and the charm of the story of the locks makes me, a Los Angelean, want to go back in the summer and lunch on th patio. This is a gem in the Cleveland surrounds.


5/12/2018
Fantastic Dining Experience!
Three of us had dinner on May 12th. We brought company from Los Angeles. We chose Lockkeepers because it fails to disappoint. We were fortunate to have Jackie as our server. She was excellent, as she has been on previous visits. We ordered the Tomahawk Pork Chop and the Long Bone Veal Chop. Both were outstanding. The combination of ingredients and flavors in and on the pork chop are absolutely delicious! The veal chop was fork tender. The side of risotto cake is a treat. The dessert of flourless chocolate cake and the Affogato beverage were both perfect finishing touches. Lockkeepers is first class from ambience to service to gourmet food. It has become our favorite local restaurant.


5/7/2018
We had a late lunch, booth of us choosing the featured Barramudi. It was cooked to perfection with a cream corn sauce to complement the fish, which was served with spinach and couscous. The portions generous, but not overly so… no take home containers. Our server was attentive and friendly.


5/5/2018
Our Server was fabulous! They made our Anniversary feel special!


5/3/2018
I have been going to Lockkeeepers for years. It is always consistent with food and service.
A superior restaurant!

I highly recommend it!


5/2/2018
I attended a beautiful wedding rehearsal at Lockkeepers. The room was a large enough size to stand and talk and sit at out tables. What really stood out to me was the level of service we received and how polite the wait staff was.


4/25/2018
Terrific as always…This should be a business persons “go to” for a great meal and superb service…request Jackie for a great dining experience.


4/22/2018
Cordial, prompt, well informed service in a very pleasant setting. We enjoyed an excellent meal late in the evening.


4/22/2018
A special night out.
We go to LockKeepers for special events. Food and service is always excellent from Valet Parking to Waiters and Waitresses. Two of us had the Bone-in Rib eye Steak. One of the best I ever had. Daily specials are always good to try.


4/20/2018
The only complaint I have is that they make me not want to go to any other restaurant. The food, atmosphere and service are top notch. Absolutely my favorite restaurant in Northeast Ohio.


4/14/2018
Love this joint. Friendly staff, complementary valet, nice bar, and good food. Huge salads, nice selection of meat, pastas and fish. The pork chop us to die for! I’ll be back.


4/7/2018
We went to Lockkeepers with friends for an evening out.
Our server Gabe was very personable and able to answer all our questions about the menu items.
The cauliflower soup special was quite good as was the rigatoni with braised beef special.
The recommended wine was also very good.
A very nice experience.
WE would definitely go back!


3/10/2018
Great ambience w/ a nice view of the water flowing under a bridge. Bar & outdoor seating for a nicer day. Very large restaurant. They also offer valet.
Karen, our amazing server was right on top of everything. Not once did our water or iced tea get low. Olive tapenade & warm bread cake or immediately. The chefs specials & menu were described clearly w/ prices.
Very glad we went with Karen’s recommendations!! I got the Simple Salad which was the perfect amount of healthy & lite, while my friend got the heavier Chef special salad, both were delicious!
Split the Grilled Atlantic Salmon since neither of us were starving. Glad we did, but I could’ve eaten it all becauseit was absolutely fabulous. Cooked medium to perfection on top of a beautiful sweet potato purée, charred brussels sprouts, large farro & a sweet apple cider reduction that was similar to a maple syrup. Kudos to the chef on that combination. Honestly, I could eat this everyday!
Karen also said their yellowfin is wonderful so I will be back again tomorrow lol!


3/10/2018
Took a chance and went to Lock keepers last night at around 8:30 with my husband. This was a last minute decision, so we had no reservation.
The hostess asked us if we wanted to wait in the lounge until late a table was available…the manager overheard and came over and told us that he,would see what he could do to get us seated. He returned within seconds to let us know that he was able to switch somethings around and found us a table, and we were immediately seated. He was so very kind and accommodating.
Karen was our server and recommended a delicious bottle of wine! The service was exemplary. The food was so delicious. They even had my favorite flavor of gelato, that they make in-house.
This was our second time there, and we will definately be coming back soon.
Lockkeepers is a fine dining establishment with a warm and welcome feel. The staff are always on point and friendly. If you have never been to this gem of a place, I highly suggest that you go. You’ll be glad you did.


3/3/2018
Our server Jackie was wonderful. She got me to try a different entrée than what I normally get and it was fantastic.


3/3/2018
We were there for date night and it exceeded our expectations. The food was amazing and our server Angela was top notch!!
We have decided to make this one of our regular destinations on a Friday night.


2/28/2018
The staff at Lockkeepers try to accommodate our seating preference as we go there so very often. Adam was our server, and he did a great job. The food and wine were GREAT! Thanks for being such a great place for out of town guests who want a great meal.


2/17/2018
This is hands-down my new favorite special occasion/celebration restaurants. This place is classy, dressy, pricey, romantic, dimly lighted, quiet, and fancy. The service and staff were great. My boyfriend and I came here on Valentine’s Day. We made reservations 2 weeks prior and they only had one reservation for 8:30pm. Our waitress checked in on us an appropriate number of times. They started by giving us warm bread with delicious tapenade and soft butter. It was fantastic. Once we finished they brought another bread and the tapenade and butter. Our waitress explained the specials and answered our questions perfectly. All the food was brought in on time and at the same time. We did not have to wait for a long period of time. We got the meat and cheese board and everything was great and a good portion size. Then we asked to split a Ceasar salad and they split it for us without us asking. I ordered the Porkchop wrapped in prosciutto with the risotto and green beans. Honestly, the best risotto I’ve ever had. The green beans were nice and crispy. The porkchop was cooked perfectly and the sauce was great. My boyfriend got the breaded veal dish with spaghetti and I liked it even more than mine. The veal was superb and the spaghetti sauce was great. The portion sizes were large so we ended up bringing home leftovers that were just as good as the first round! We got the tiramisu which was a slight disappointment. The lady fingers were kind of dry but we ended up pouring our cappucinno into it. Everything else was so delicious I didn’t even care. The drinks were great especially my boyfriend’s Tom Colins drink. Our waitress brought complimentary pink dessert wine which was bubbly and great with the tiramisu. They are known for their wines so I would definitely go back there and try it again!

 


2/3/2018
Lockkeepers never disappoints. The food was outstanding—the long bone pork chop and salmon are two of our favorites. It’s great that they offer half of the Dave’s salad–the perfect pre-entree size. As always, the cheesecake is the best. Andrew, our waiter, was knowledgeable, friendly, and provided great service. The front desk staff is very welcoming and able to cope with large crowds. This remains my favorite Cleveland restaurant.

 


1/27/2018
Warm & cheery dining to brighten wintertime with delicious food, especially enjoyed beef carpaccio.

 


1/24/2018
This restaurant has been our fine dinning choice for special occasions, i.e., birthdays, anniversaries, etc.. And when we just want a great dinning experience. A little bit of a drive from Akron. But well worth it. Service has always been top notch. The food? Incredible. We have never in as many times we’ve dinned there had a bad meal or lacking in service. Weekends are jammed. Go early or after 9PM to not feel crowded. But even at their peak of service, we never felt like the wait staff was anxious to turn our table. Highly recommend this upscale eatery. For any occasion. or just because it’s great any time.

 


1/20/2018
This must have been my 50th visit to Lockkeepers. Best service anywhere. Food is always great. I always love meeting friends here. If you live in Cleveland, it’s a must-go.

 


1/19/2018
The food and service was excellent. We had reservations and was seated immediately when we arrived. Would definitely recommend the restaurant for any occasion. It’s also nice to have the complimentary valet parking.

 


1/17/2018
We had such a great meal on Tuesday, we went back on Wednesday. We had Sara as our server again, and the happy hour menu was great.

 


1/16/2018
Food was excellent. We had Amanda serving our dinner. We requested her, as she is one of the best servers we have had at any restaurant. Fortunately for us, she was working and available. The dinner would have been good regardless, but she makes the experience even better.

 


1/15/2018
Always love Lockkeepers. They must have an extraordinary training program because I have never been waited on by anything less than an outstanding wait staff.

 


12/24/2017
Visited the night before Christmas Eve. The service was excellent and the food was perfection. We love to go here for special occasions. You can get anything from reasonably priced pasta dishes to high end meat dishes and it’s all terrific.

 


12/24/2017
Food was excellent, service exceptional! We were there Christmas Eve, and, Santa showed up!! It was simply fantastic!!

 


12/24/2017
Our server Andrew was very professional along with the entire staff! It was Christmas Eve and no one had an attitude about working it. They were there to do their jobs and make us feel welcome

 


12/21/2017

More than just a meal. The delicious food, ambience and service added up to an exceptional experience. LockKeepers is a treasure.

 


12/19/2017

Karen, our server, was outstanding and so knowledgeable. The food was wonderful and the drinks superb.

 


12/14/2017

Our group of six had another excellent dining experience. The food and wine were excellent, the table and seating were just right, and our server, Jackie, was perfect.

 


12/11/2017

This is our go to restaurant when we want to show someone the best of the best in the Cleveland area. Every aspect of it is top notch and consistent. This particular night was to treat our adult grandson to a special treat. He was absolutely impressed. The food is always cooked to perfection and delicious, the wait staff impeccable. Of course we will be returning for more of what this restaurant has to offer.

 


12/2/2017

The food and ambiance were excellent. We were able to carry on a conversation without shouting. The whole staff was courteous and attentive. Our server, Stephanie, was outstanding.

 


11/30/2017

One of my favorite restaurants in the city. I would drive 100 miles for the bread and tapenade. Service is always outstanding–sometimes better!

 


11/25/2017

As always, great food, service and ambiance! Lockkeepers never disappoints! Would definitely recommend!

 


11/23/2017

We had Thanksgiving at the LockKeepers. Service provided by our waitress was exceptional and everyone’s food was great. Overall ambience was perfect for our holiday meal.

 


Consistently one of Cleveland’s best restaurants for good reason. They have a solid menu with great dish composition and execution. We were there for Thanksgiving, which also happened to be my mother’s birthday this year, and even their traditional Thanksgiving dinner was presented as if it was one of their regular entrees or a daily special. Their gift of a birthday dessert selection was a really nice touch.

 


We went to Lockeepers for Thanksgiving and it’s our second year in a row. Due to some family changes, we are on our own now, and I am no cook 🙂 My dad is a chef, and I am used to an amazing meal, so the bar was set high. Lockeepers does NOT dissapoint – it was an AMAZING meal. I got the traditional Thanksgiving feast, my daughter got grilled cheese (not on the menu that day), and my husband got a filet that was about 3″ thick (he was in heaven). My kids also got little kiddie non-alcoholic cocktails – which is our new tradition. We plan to return year after year. That staff was amazing and the chef really knows what he’s doing! Bravo!!

 


11/23/2017

Phenomenal from start to finish. The restaurant is beautiful. Our server, Jackie, was delightful. She was friendly, fun, knowledgeable, and gave us excellent suggestions. The food was *amazing*. This is the first time we’ve ever been here, and we will definitely be back again and again.

 


11/21/2017

Very nice food selection. Inventive and great tasting. Something for everyone to choose from. Good dessert choices. Tomato-basil soup excellent! Bread was warm and fresh. Our server Mary, was knowledgeable, friendly, helpful with suggestions, there when needed but not obtrusive. A very enjoyable experience.

 


11/8/2017

My favorite place. I have been there many times. The food is always excellent, and I don’t know how they train their people, but the service is absolutely fabulous. I highly recommend Lockkeepers. If you have never tried their happy hour, you MUST. I recommend Lockkeepers to everyone and know they will never be disappointed.

 


10/24/17

We always make sure we include in our trip to Cleveland lunch, happy hour and or dinner. We always hit a home run. This amazing venue goes above and beyond the call in service, food, value and satisfaction. The happy hour is dinner enough with generous appetizers for $5-7 and if your appetite is not satisfied, the filet and fish, pasta…. everything we have ever had is gourmet…. can’t wait for our next trip back! Would visit weekly if we lived closer. You can’t go wrong!

 


10/23/2017
Always been reliable in terms of value and excellent food and drinks. Top notch service

 


10/22/2017
Authentic Italian like grandma made!
Being Italian and a decent cook, my expectations for Italian are high. LockKeepers exceeded my expectations. Delicious bolognese, homemade ravioli and pasta cooked to perfect al dente, lots of cheese, huge portions, fantastic chewy cibatta with a salty, caper, olive, evoo spread and a decent wine list. EVERYTHING down to the canoli was every bit as good as mine and right up there with my grandma’s. Beautiful evening on the terrace topped off with a glorious sunset made for a delightful evening. Oh yea….EXPERT service.

 


10/19/2017
Our foursome really enjoyed our visit to LockKeepers. All entrees were very good; pork chop, seafood risotto, filet mignon, and in particular the strip steak. They have a very extensive wine list with excellent choices. Our server, Ryan, did a great job in pacing the meal, recommending certain items off the menu, etc.


10/7/2017
Excellent service and amazing food! My husband and I dined at Lockkeepers for our anniversary and will definitely be back before our next!

 


10/6/2017

One of the best meals I have ever had in the metro Cleveland area. We hadn’t been here in years. I looked at the menu online and the new Fall menu was so interesting we decided to go. I had the Beef Carpaccio and believe me this is the best I have ever had in NEO. It was generous and fresh and since I don’t care for truffle oil, they were happy to substitute olive oil. I ordered the pumpkin ravioli from the Fall menu and it was perfect. My husband had a Frank’s salad and the winner of the night the bone in pork osso bucco. The meat was honestly like butter. So perfectly cooked. Our server Jen was top rate! I have a garlic allergy and she was very accommodating and willing to as the kitchen questions. This is one of the best dining experiences I have ever had in NEO n the past seven years and that includes all the CLE hotspots! Do yourself a favor…GO!!!!

 


10/6/2017

Great atmosphere. Food is absolutely amazing. Service was excellent.

 


10/6/2017

Love this destination! Never disappoints. Great service and daily specials. And if you have the luck to get Amanda as your wait staff, it’s a double dime day! She’s amazing. Enjoy.

 


10/6/2017

The LockKeeper name has always stood for incredible food, unparalleled service, and a comfortably warm, inviting ambience right in our back yard for over 35 years. It is the only option for us when we’re looking for a memorable evening. Thank you!

 


10/6/2017

Amazing atmosphere. Very romantic for a date night. Food was amazing!

 


10/5/2017

My first time there, and I will be a regular moving forward. It was one of the best meals I have ever had, and their happy hour is fantastic.

 


9/22/2017

Had been here once before for a business dinner, so wanted to bring my husband back to try it. The food, service & ambiance did not disappoint! I had the Atlantic char special & my husband had a pork chop. Both were delicious. We even saved room for dessert of carrot cake which was also very good. Since the weather was nice we were able to sit outside on the patio. I would recommend & would definitely go back.

 


9/21/2017

We typically go to Lockkeepers for anniversaries or birthdays but have also gone just because. The food is delicious and the service is excellent. The seafood risotto is my favorite item on the menu. They are in our top 3 for restaurants in Cleveland.

 


9/16/2017

As always, Lockkeepers is outstanding. We were a party of six, celebrating a special occasion, and we all thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Jackie, our server, was extremely attentive and knowledgeable. Fish, meat and pasta entrees were all wonderful. It’s really great that they offer half portions of their salads. We also loved the desserts, especially the cheesecake and tiramisu. I love walking into a restaurant and having them know who I am without even having to give my name—that’s a class operation! Even the valets are outstanding here—attention to detail that makes Lockkeepers my favorite Cleveland restaurant.

 


9/9/2017

First, service is PHENOMENAL. Never found wanting for anything. Now, the food. Oh, I’m not going to use words, they won’t do justice. Do you like to eat really good food? Go to Lockkeepers, I couldn’t find anything on the menu that didn’t look good. The Italian fare looks good. The meats look good (I was trying to figure out how to gnaw on the bone in my bone in pork chop saltimbocca without causing a scene). The seafood looks good. Just go.

 


8/19/2017
Amazing food and amazing service!! We had a party of 15, and they were quick and top of everything!!! Highly recommended!!!


8/15/2017
Lockkeepers is excellent! Great food! Great Drinks! Wonderful Staff! You couldn’t ask for anything more. It is definitely worth a visit. You will not be disappointed.


8/9/2017
Great spot! We had not been here for a couple years and are so glad we returned. Our waitress, Karen, needs to be thanked for her attentive and good service. It was our anniversary and she comped us Proseco and a dessert. The meatball appetizer and eggplant rolatini appetizer were both devious and large. That was followed by lasagna and seafood risotto….both wonderful.
And the tiramisu was nice and creamy. We dined on the patio overlooking the river too. A lovely summer evening !


8/2/2017
Attention to detail impresses. Restaurants sometimes forget that it’s the little things that separate “ok” from “I’m definitely going back”. LockKeepers does all the little things very well, starting with an attentive, efficient staff that knows how to do their job. Refreshing! Pair that with really good food and comfortable surroundings and you have a great experience that you will want to repeat.


8/1/2017
Our group of ten long time friends gathered for dinner at Lockkeepers and they put us in a wine room that was a nice size and quiet enough so we could visit. The only thing different we might have enjoyed was a round table, rather than rectangular. Our server was outstanding!


7/27/2017
Absolutely wonderful!
Went there after procedure at Marymount Hospital. Just yelped it and was so very pleased in every way. We had a beautifully prepared delightful shrimp on a bed of polenta, heirloom tomato salad, gnocchi to die for, long bone veal, and surf and turf. They make a great Sidecar! The service was absolutely stellar. We plan to go back soon. Oh BTW, besides being a beautiful place it was NOTICEABLY SPOTLESSLY CLEAN. Not a speck of dust anywhere. I don’t know how they do it!


7/27/2017
We went there to celebrate our 10 year anniversary. We couldn’t of been happier with the experience, food and service were perfect.


7/26/2017
We stopped at this gem based on reader recommendations. Amanda helped with great suggestions including caprese salad, truffle risotto and THE best cheese cake I’ve ever had at a restaurant. Great menu items. Not a criticism, but if traffic noise freaks you out, ask for inside seating. Do visit this delightful establishment. The food was more than a meal, it was an experience.


7/26/2017
After endlessly delaying my initial visit to this timeless classic, I finally decided to stop by after work – and what a great decision it was! Even for an upscale establishment, the prices are reasonable and the portions are generous enough to make you reconsider getting dessert. Furthermore, the service was quick, attentive, and friendly. Upon walking in you are immediately shrouded by the intimate, low-lit interior, which was set against a backdrop if wooden cloth covered tables. I sat at the bar where I was quickly greeted and offered a choice of drinks, which I declined, but did order a cup of minestrone and the spinach ricotta cavatelli. The bread that comes standard with all entrees is accompanied by a housemade whipped butter and an olive tapenade, which paired exceptionally well. Now for the main course, the spinach cavatelli was simply outstanding, with a nice blend of sundried tomatoes, garlic, and cherry tomatoes that lit a fire on my taste buds! One distinguishing feature of this place is the authenticity of their menu; that is, if you’re looking for Italian cuisine that is more typical of what you would find in Italy, then this place has it.


7/25/2017
Very classy restaurant with excellent service. Food was great – seafood risotto is a must have and the cheesecake is to die for. Great place for business or pleasure.


7/23/2017
Excellent the food was yummy and the service was very good !!! I can’t wait to go back !! Emily our server was so nice


7/15/2017
Great food, well prepared. Calamari appetizer was a favorite. Save room for dessert!


7/15/2017
Great food, ambience and Emily, our waitress was wonderful!


7/15/2017
My wife and I have eaten here a handful of times, and we have always been pleased with our visits. Everything about the restaurant deserves a five star rating. In our opinion; it’s the best fine dining in the greater area.


7/15/2017
The food was excellent and the atmosphere was superb. Our filet mignons were cooked to perfection and the sde dishes were delicious. We love going to LockKeepers to celebrate very special occasions. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone celebrating a special occasion.


7/11/2017
The food is the best in the Cleveland area; we eat at Lockkeepers each time our business brings us to Cleveland. Thanks for being so great in every aspect!


7/8/2017
I am never disappointed with this restaurant. The food is wonderful with service to match.
A GEM off the beaten foodie path.


7/6/2017
Everything about our dining experience was wonderful. Our server, Karen, was attentive and professional. Every bite of the meal was delicious. The antipasto platter had pickled onions which I love and hit the spot. My boyfriend was in love with the polenta with his walleye, which was a special. The peanut butter sundae was understated and simple but delicious. The coffee and cappuccino were a great finish. We will be back and are looking forward to it.


7/1/2017
Great service, great food. Stopped on our way to a night out in Cleveland, they served us quickly, good recommendations from the waitress. All six of us enjoyed our dinners!


6/30/2017
We have consistently positive experiences at LockKeepers and always have pleasant and competent service. The food is also consistently great!


6/24/2017
We made our reservations on-line (1st time) and it worked perfectly. Our food was suburb, a delicious evening for four spent ‘catching up’ with each other in a great setting!


6/24/2017
Perfect service, great soup, tasty salads and wonderful entrees. Great wine selections!


6/24/2017
We were so pleased that we booked Lockkeepers for my mom’s birthday lunch with the family. What a beautiful restaurant! The service was absolutely wonderful and the food was fabulous. Such interesting choices and something to please everyone including two vegetarians! The staff really made it a lovely occasion for all of us.


6/24/2017
Staff was more than accomadating, food was excellent with wonderful ambience


6/17/2017
Excellent. Top notch staff very friendly, loved every bite Well worth the drive of 2 hours to get here and have such wonderful food and ambience

6/15/2017
Lockkeepers is one of the best restaurants in Cleveland, Ohio. They have the BEST CALAMARI I have ever had. Their TUNA TARTARO is also AMAZING. I could eat here every day if my budget and metabolism allowed!! KAREN is the one of the best servers. Next time I dine at Lockkeepers, I will request her! Best Service! Best Food!

6/15/2017
Very tasty and authentic Italian food! The meatballs & polenta appetizer was delicious. I had surf & turf and my wife had the lobster ravioli. Both entrees were fantastic. The tiramisu was phenomenal! We both really enjoyed our cocktails as well. Service was excellent and the complimentary champagne and biscotti dessert was much appreciated for our wedding anniversary. Would definitely go back again!

6/12/2017
This is the second consecutive time we’ve chosen Lockkeepers for our anniversary dinner. We were not disappointed as we received great service and delicious food. We had the crab cake appetizer, and sirloin steak and pork chop as our entrees. Both were very well done. We also had a bottle of Red wine, “Abstract”, with our meal which we both enjoyed very much!

6/10/2017
My wife and I had dinner this evening and had the fortunate experience of having a server named Emily! She was attentive , kind , efficient, and absolutely charming. She made recommendations that were honest and the end result was a wonderful experience from start to finish. I would definitely return and request her as a server without thinking twice, she far exceeds a five star review and so does Lock keepers, the food was excellent but she was clearly the best server we have experienced in quite some time, and we eat out quite often . A definite asset and quite the breath of fresh air ! Thank you Emma ! Glenn and Cathy

5/27/2017
Celebrated my wife’s birthday with another couple. The food was very good, and it would be difficult to walk away hungry. The service is excellent. Our server was attentive without being overbearing, and she offered solid suggestions relative to the menu and wine. Our table was in the middle of a room with several other tables, all of which were occupied, but we never had any problems communicating across the table. Would certainly recommend LockKeepers.

5/26/2017
I have dined at most of the finer restaurants around Cleveland and I would say without question this is my favorite. The food is outstanding, as is the service. Have been here numerous times and always have been very pleased with the attentiveness of the servers, they do all the little things that make going out for a fine dining experience a pleasure. The variety of selections on the menu is wonderful and the preparation is superb. Can’t wait to go back! Rated noise level as moderate only because sat outside last time on the patio and the traffic noise was moderate. Still very nice to sit outside by river however.

5/22/2017
The atmosphere was beautiful (water view and inside was great!). From the hostess to the server, service was amazing! The food was so great as well, although it was so hard to pick, because all the choices were awesome. I also loved the seasonal aspects, meaning super fresh and thought out. I had the risotto seafood dish-but, they let me switch to the big scallops (I love scallops so much!) and to pasta (literally scallops and pasta -in my top five fav foods.) This dish was out of control delicious. Perfection on the scallops and lobster-and pasta! My husband got the strip-and we usually do get steak when we eat out-this steak was one of the best we have ever had! We were so full and so happy, but since the food was so good we had to try dessert. Of course we got carrot cake, like usual, and it was sooo yummy! We described it as so natural and fresh-you can tell its high quality ingredients, and not loaded with sugar for flavor. Thank you Lockkeepers for an amazing time, and an amazing meal!! We forget our servers name but she made our experience that much better! (Little blonde on Monday night) This was our first official dinner out as husband and wife, and we will definitely be back!!

5/18/2017
The food was so wonderful. – The food was so wonderful. We had a fantastic server. It’s so beautiful. Our server Karen was fantastic and very attentive.

5/17/2017
LockKeepers is one of our very favorite restaurants. They never disappoint. The food is always spectacular, both in quality and presentation. The wait staff is top notch. This place thinks of every way that they can enhance your dining experience. I give the highest possible number of thumbs up to LockKeepers.

5/16/2017
On my annual trips home to Ohio, I always dine at Lockkeepers at least once. Very nice food, service, ambiance. It can be a bit noisy but that doesn’t keep me from enjoying the experience.

5/14/2017
The service in impeccable. The food is fantastic. Should be at the top of the list for special dinner options.

5/13/2017
Hadn’t been to Lockeepers for years. Went for Mother’s Day dinner with extended family and everyone was thrilled with their meals. Including the kids! Something for everyone on the menu. A bit of a drive for us for a meal but worth it.

5/13/2017
One of my favorite restaurants! Never been disappointed here. Great food; excellent presentation. Wonderful wait staff, hostess, and valet service.

5/13/2017
We celebrated our Mom’s 93rd birthday and Mothers Day. The food was outstanding. The staff was very hospitable from the valet , hostess, waitress etc. it was a very enjoyable experience. Our waitress, Allison was very courteous and extremely knowledgeable on all of the entrees and side dishes which made the meal even more enjoyable.

5/12/2017
A stunning venue, with great staff and food. Perfect for quiet conversation.

5/12/2017
You can’t go wrong with anything on the menu but the Center Cut Filet is the very best.

5/6/2017
If you’re looking for impeccable service, then LockKeepers should be on your list. One of the most attentive dinners, I can recall. Food is also outstanding, though a hearty appetite is required given the very generous portions. Meal highlight was the cheesecake made with mascarpone cheese. Worth making room for dessert or going just for that bite!

5/4/2017
Again a failsafe for business entertainment…. quality food, exceptional service (ask for Jackie)

5/2/2017
Every aspect of our lunch – Every aspect of our lunch was perfect…great food, cooked exactly right, wonderful service, lovely ambiance.

5/1/2017
Nothing to criticize here. Service was excellent. Server was helpful and suggested non-menu options based on our questions. Food was very good. We lingered for 2 hours on a business conversation and were supported unobtrusively throughout.

4/18/2017
As always food and service was amazing -great wine choices. I can’t rave enough about the new entree the spinich and ricotta cavatappi…perfect for spring and it was out of this world delish! As always looking fwd to my next visit!

4/8/2017
Everything was wonderful. Eggplant appetizer and wild mushroom risotto excellent. Entrees were equally great. Wonderful friendly service, can’t wait to go back.

4/7/2017
LockKeepers is always exceptional. The food is excellent. The menu has a wonderful variety of exceptional options. Great pasta. Great meats. Every course was excellent from salad to desert. And the service was fantastic.

4/7/2017
Wonderful service! Gabriel did an amazing job! Thank you!

4/3/2017
The meal and service was impeccable…..Our server’s Jackie’s knowledge of the menu led me and my customers into the perfect choices for dinner. Please do yourself a favor and enjoy this restaurant.

4/1/2017
haven’t disapointed in the last 3 visits, house made pasta is delicious.

4/1/2017
The service was great. Everyone that greeted us was very friendly. Our waitress Tessa was Fantastic and the food was delicious!

3/31/2017
Great experience with my wife. It was romantic and felt like a true date. From the drinks to dessert it was amazing. Would def go back!

3/30/2017
Our waiter, Gabriele was fantastic! The food was superb and it was so nice that he brought be a surprise birthday dessert to share with my friend!

3/29/2017
Lockkeepers continues to be our “go to” restaurant for upscale dining – for both business and personal occasions. The food is fantastic – especially the daily specials – and the wait staff outstanding in their attentiveness to detail and menu knowledge.

3/28/2017
Superior food and service here on this visit which is consistent with many previous visits.

3/26/2017
This was our first time at LockKeepers. Food was delicous, our waitress, Julie (with the short hair) was fabulous. Menu was excellent–so many choices we feel we need to come back soon to try something else. Highly recommend.

3/25/2017
My husband and I were celebrating our March wedding anniversary with another couple whose wedding anniversary is also in March. This is an annual tradition for us, and we chose LockKeepers for our celebration. It was an excellent choice. We were there for lunch and everything was perfect – food, service, ambience!! We will definitely return. This is a very special place!!!

3/25/2017
I’ve been very happy with our visits this year. We usually have dinner at the bar with friends – or just my husband and myself. Their staff is great and they have a very good scotch/bourbon/whiskey selection. Ask them for what isn’t on the menu for drinks.
Would love to see them expand their fresh fish options for dinner with lighter options – not as much potato, risotto and heavy sides.

3/25/2017
This was our first time at LockKeepers. Food was delicous, our waitress, Julie (with the short hair) was fabulous. Menu was excellent–so many choices we feel we need to come back soon to try something else. Highly recommend.

3/25/2017
My husband and I were celebrating our March wedding anniversary with another couple whose wedding anniversary is also in March. This is an annual tradition for us, and we chose LockKeepers for our celebration. It was an excellent choice. We were there for lunch and everything was perfect – food, service, ambience!! We will definitely return. This is a very special place!!!

3/24/2017
Wonderful food and elite service and will certainly visit here again when we are back in town.

3/21/2017
Have been to many very good restaurants in NY., Montreal, Chicago, Toronto and my hometown CLE. Lockkeepers is as good as it gets. Our server Jackie was an original we loved the way she took care of us. Brava, Jackie! Thank you all.

3/18/2017
The ambience was great, the service was fabulous and the food was spectacular. It was a fantastic experience!

3/18/2017
Pretty much the usual. OUTSTANDING!

3/17/2017
Excellent food and service!! Very cozy and comfortable yet romantic and warm. I love LockKeepers!!

3/8/2017
The food and service are out of this world. After the first taste you will be sure your food has been chef prepared with care, and not prepared by a part time grill cook with no experience or training. The ribeye is so flavorful, and the lasagna is the absolute best, served bubbling and juicy in its own individual metal cooking dish. The service is attentive and friendly without being overdone, intrusive or snobby. A perfect place to share delicious and thoughtfully prepared food with friends or on a date!

3/6/2017
Amanda S. was our server, and she was fantastic. She presented the specials in a manner that made you want to try them all :). The food was fantastic, and the ambiance was great.

3/5/2017
Lockkeepers remains my favorite Cleveland restaurant. The food is outstanding–the strip steak, filet, Caesar salad, minestrone, cheesecake and special bomboli dessert were all outstanding. Service is professional and unobtrusive. The decor is lovely. Even the valet parking staff is great. You can’t beat Lockkeepers!

3/5/2017
Consistently one of the best dining experiences in Greater Cleveland! The food , the service and the atmosphere are all amazing.

3/4/2017
The wait staff was top notch! Food presentation was pleasing to the eye. The salmon and ravioli was the best.

3/4/2017
As usual, the food and service were impeccable. Lockkeepers is my go to place for several types of lunch or dinner!

3/3/2017
My wife and I had an early dinner, so the dining room was very quiet. We started with drinks, then as an appetizer we shared the Eggplant Rollatine, which was substantial and to die for. For entrees, we had the Codfish Special and the Ravioli Marinara; and we each had the wedge salad. We took food home and had no room for dessert. Quite frankly, the Eggplant Rollatine and wedge salad could alone serve as dinner, with no entree. The food was fantastic. The server, Amanda, was personable, attentive and engaging. It was overall an excellent experience. We have dined there before, and have never been disappointed.

3/3/2017
Everything was outstanding, as always … food, service and Brian!

3/2/2017
One of the top restaurants in Ohio! Great food, awesome wine list and great atmosphere!

2/25/2017
Every time I come to this place I am always thoroughly impressed with the selections of both good and drink. Value is amazing. If there was a place like this in LA or Chicago, prices would be triple of what they are for the quality gotten. Overall a great place for any occasion.

2/24/2017
LockKeepers is a consistently excellent choice for dinner especially for those who love well made Italian favorites and specials. Service is prompt and professional. Appetizers are large enough to share, varied and of good quality. Salads are quite large (not included with entree) and feature extremely fresh and well-presented vegetables, cheeses, dressings, and accompaniments. Entrees include a large variety of high end pasta dishes and a number or excellent meat and seafood choices complete with starch & vegetables. Desserts are unique and absolutely delicious. There is a large wine menu as well as cocktail and beer offerings. The atmosphere at this restaurant is always warm and inviting but especially so on a cold winter night. There are a number of private rooms throughout this very large restaurant and valet parking is always prompt and courteous. Would definitely recommend and return.

2/12/2017
I can’t believe I’ve lived in northeast Ohio as long as I have and I never went here. My boyfriend and I went for a late lunch and we were more than impressed. We were basically the only ones there for a while which was so nice. Our waitress was so helpful and nice. I ordered a valley view manhattan and my boyfriend got a beer from Italy. Both were very good. Beef carpaccio was our appetizer of choice and it was AMAZING. We loved it. They had a special with fish and ratatouille, which my boyfriend ordered. I got the grilled Atlantic salmon. It was love at first bite. We had zero complaints. We ordered cheesecake for dessert which was delicious as well. I’ve never been so pleased with a place on the first try. The food, service and ambiance was 100% on point. We can’t wait to go back!

2/10/2017
First time my wife and I have dined there. Absolutely the best in terms of menu options, food quality, service and ambiance. We ordered the filet mignon and honestly it was the best we ever had. Our waitress was just great and could not have been more attentive or personable. What a wonderful dining experience we both had…definitely will be back.

2/4/2017
This was our first dining experience at Lock Keeper’s. We will most definitely be back again. Julie our waitress, did an outstanding job, we couldn’t have asked for better service. My steak was done perfectly, my wife’s risotto was awesome! We cannot wait to bring friends and family to Lock Keeper’s

2/3/2017
The service is friendly and attentive. The food is great and the ambience is very pleasing. If you are looking for upscale Italian dining, this is the place.

2/3/2017
We met friends to celebrate birthday’s and usually pick a more upscale place to celebrate annually. Lockkeepers is a special restaurant but prices are not out of line for what they offer. Service was attentive and our server Jackie was excellent with providing recommendations and answering questions. She didn’t rush us and was friendly. we have been there in the past and will certainly return! everyone’s dinner’s were great; steaks cooked perfectly, seafood pasta served with a good portion of shell fish and the veal chop was huge!
a great night out!

2/3/2017
Karen was our server and was outstanding.
very customer friendly and service oriented.
very nice that our anniversary was celebrated w/ complimentary drinks and dessert.
we enjoyed our evening and will return.
thank you

2/2/2017
We have a group of high school friends who get together a few time of year and Lockkeepers has been a convenient place for east and west siders to meet. The service and food are always good and they let us sit and “gab” as long as we like. We go other places but keep returning to Lockkeepers.

2/1/2017
LockKeepers is one of my favorite restaurants. I’ve lost track of how many times I’ve been there. The food is always excellent, and the specials are inventive and combine interesting flavors and ingredients. Service is always professional and attentive. And please never stop serving the tapenade with the bread! It’s so good I dream about it.

2/1/2017
Could not have picked a finer place in NE Ohio to enjoy an anniversary dinner with my lovely wife. Service, food…and all the little extras- Bravo!

1/31/2017
Great food, TREMENDOUS service ! A real gem! The wine list was very detailed

1/23/2017
Consistently one of the best restaurants in a city with many great ones!

1/17/2017
From the time we were greeted from the valet till the time we exited, it was exceptional service. Very warm and friendly staff in a very warm and charming ambiance. Our server was on point and very friendly. Food was served hot and delicious. Large portions, I had to take half of mine home for a second meal. I ordered the simple greens salad. It was a large portion so our server split to share. It was delicious, spring mix with cucumber, carrot and the balsamic dressing was very good, and just the right amount to taste. My main course EEEwas the Seafood Fra Diavolo, huge. Again as stated spicy, just enough to taste, but not overbearing. There was a very good mixture of the seafood, proportioned well with the spaghetti. We were full, but splurge and ordered a cannoli to go. It was packed nicely in a box with a side of chocolate. I would highly recommend.

1/14/2017
Took my wife there for her Birthday. Food was excellent. Our server’s name was Amanda. She was fantastic. Managed our meal exceptionally well.

1/12/2017
This was one of the best meals my family has had in a long time. I got the sword fish, a special for that night. It was the best sword fish I have ever had, tasty, tender and cooked perfectly. It was served hot (I hate cold food that’s supposed to be hot.)

The rest of our party got pasta. You could taste the difference of a house made pasta. The salads were generous and perfectly dressed. We got the eggplant rotini for an appetizer. Wow, it was perfection. I would recommend this place to everyone.

1/12/2017
Another wonderful dinner with my husband at LockKeepers! Started the evening with Manhattans and then enjoyed yellow fin tuna and swordfish dinners, both cooked as specified. My husband also ordered Frank’s Salad, a favorite, and I ordered the special buffalo mozzarella salad; both were excellent. Julie was a great waiter — kept our table serviced, checked in with us periodically and didn’t rush us; she added a special touch and comp’ed us with biscotti w/chocolate and Brachetto for my husband’s birthday. We had a really great evening!!

1/7/2017
The experience was great and our waiter Gabriel was OUTSTANDING. Ask for him you will

enjoy his service, knowledge, and friendliness.

12/27/2016
Lockeepers is our favorite restaurant. The service is excellent, the food is amazing, and the environment is beautiful/clean/river view. It’s not cheap, but it’s totally worth it. A true gorgeous dining experience!

12/24/2016
Attended on Christmas Eve. Excellent food and service. Destressed the entire day. new tradition

12/24/2016
If we could give more than 5 stars, we would!!! We’ve dined here many times and they never disappoint. The food is divine and the service is impeccable.

12/23/2016
Exceptional food, ambience, and service. Great place for a quiet dinner with someone special. There’s an authentic atmosphere stemming from its origins over a century and a half ago.

12/23/2016
This occasion was our before-Christmas-special- dinner. While LockKeepers was busy with holiday get- togethers, the service by Mary was great. She gave my husband and I samples of wine and let us know that the soup of the day was Manhatten Clam Chowder! Wow, nobody serves the Manhatten anymore. Needless to say we each had a serving and it was delicious! I had a special, Walleye on Barley resotto and my husband had the seafood on rice resotto. Both were delicious. And the housemade desserts, Tiramaso and Cheesecake were both light and so good! We will certainly be back, soon! Again, Mary is very personable and a great server!

12/16/2016
Our company Christmas lunch was excellent. We plan on doing it again next year. Service was excellent, food AMAZING.

12/11/2016
Dinner after Cleveland orchestra Christmas concert was perfect!

12/10/2016
We always choose LockKeepers for special occasions like Birthdays, Anniversaries and our annual Christmas dinner. The decor, the service, the friendly and attentive staff and the quality and presentation of the meals are all outstanding. Every visit I have ever had has always been first class all the way.

12/3/2016
We have never had a bad meal at Lockkeepers so wanted to take my in-laws here for their 30th wedding anniversary. This experience certainly did not disappoint! Emily Q was perhaps one of the best waitresses we have had anywhere. The wine and food recommendations were spot on and the meal was very well paced. We will be returning for many a special occasion in the future.

11/30/2016
Easy reservations via Open Table – my party arrived staggered but were shown to lovely private room for holiday meal. Fabulous décor and attentive staff. Menu appealed to everyone but we all loved the olive tapenade that came with the bread course. Great for entertaining clients as well. We’ll be back.

11/29/2016
Excellent Italian Along the Towpath! We went for a thanksgiving weekend lunch and had a great experience. The venue was surprisingly expansive and charming; quite suitable for events. We started with carpaccio (thickly shaved parmesan, fresh arugula) and a delicious calamari (sundried tomatoes and shiitakes were a great counterpoint and not overpowering of the calamari). We immediately honed in on the house made pastas which were all done well. The black garlic gnocchi came with plentiful lobster pieces and a great cream sauce. The lunch special (salad, soup, orrechiette with butternut cream sauce and sausage) was a fantastic deal at 16. For dessert, we shared the tiramisu (heavy on the cream!) and a few well done coffee drinks (including an espresso poured over house made gelato). Overall highly recommended.

11/26/2016
My husband and I had our 60th Wedding Anniversary Party upstairs in your private room last December 26th and it was wonderful (about 70 of our family and friends)l….so we had to come back just the two of us and celebrate our 61st. It was wonderful again. Thank you to our waitress Amanda who did a great job of serving us.

11/19/2016
For the last five year my wife and I go to Lock Keeper for our anniversary and we will only go there. The food is outstanding. The service is amazing. No other place compete with the quality of the total experience. Thank you every one there for doing a wonderful job and making that day special for us.

11/19/2016
We went for my husband’s birthday and had a great evening. The food was delicious, the service was fast and friendly, and our waiter even wrote down the name of the wine I had for me since I liked it so much. My husband got a free birthday dessert, biscotti with chocolate sauce, which he said he could have drunk on its own. Thanks for a great evening out, Lockkeepers!

11/19/2016
Best restaurant in Cleveland, and I’ve been to them all.

11/16/2016
Outstanding! I dine here a few times a year and I must say that
the meal I enjoyed the other night was in my 5 top favorites in Cleveland… Ever!
from the perfectly served Eggplant Rollatini to the Buratta, Arugula and Toasted Pistachio Salad to the Mushroom Fettuccini Pasta Special…Delicious! The Chef came out to shave truffles
over my pasta which was already delicious but made even more so. I can’t wait o go back…
Consistently great and the service is tops!

11/12/2016
Every single meal that we have at LockKeepers is literally the best meal we’ve ever had! It’s only outdone by our next meal there! It’s worth every penny and we’ve eaten all over the country! Our favorite restaurant ever! It is always consistent too which I love!!! The people who work there are amazing as well!!

10/30/2016
Amazing Food! Great Quality! This was our first time at LockKeepers, but it wont be our last. Nate was our server and he was fantastic! The quality of the food was amazing. My son and I both had the black garlic gnocchi with Maine lobster, it was incredible! We both raved about it. My husband had the lasagna, and my other son had the chicken parm. Both were great. It was truly a dining experience. We’ll be back!

10/24/2016
The food is truly always impeccable. I take all of my out of town guests there because the food is so good. No one does fish better thank LK, and the seasonal dishes are unexpectedly unique. Never the usual, but also not so eclectic that the flavors don’t play well.

10/23/2016
One year anniversary dinner with the girlfriend. Sat down and greeted with a champagne toast! Very warm welcome indeed. Our server was extraordinary and gracious. Perfect wine recommendation. The eggplant app was filling in itself with a delicious ricotta center. Lamb shank entree and seafood risotto were HUGE! We needed wheelchairs to get to the parking lot. Lamb was so tender and juicy it fell off the bone. Risotto was perfectly cooked (not easy to find). We ordered dessert and a glass of the delicious house made limoncello but yet again they delivered a complimentary biscotti plate for our anniversary!
We’ve dined at some of the “best” restaurants in CLE. But the level of service at LockKeepers is second to none!!! The authentic Italian cuisine beats any Italian. And the pizza is probably the single best slice I’ve had West of NYC!
Thank you for making our special day even that much more special!
You guys rock!

10/17/2016
Wanted good food with nice ambience. Lockkeepers fit the bill. We shared Frank’s Salad, with gorgonzola, pickled onion, roasted red peppers, greens – very tasty. For our main course, we got Pork Saltimbocca with fontina, prosciutto, risotto cake. It was extremely good. Also, got the Black Garlic Gnocchi, with Maine lobster, leeks and goat cheese cream – delicious! Alas, by the time we finished dinner, we had no room for dessert. It was an enjoyable place to eat, relaxed, with a lovely atmosphere. Our server, Monica, was very efficient and helpful. I’d go back in a minute.

10/15/2016
Celebrated 3 family birthdays with 90 y/o Dad coming along. Staff was very accommodating to his special needs. Our waiter and staff could not have been more professional yet friendly at the same time. Food was fresh, delicious and well worth the price. For our family this meal was a special treat. Will definitely return.

10/11/2016
My wife and I chose to dine at LockKeepers for our three year anniversary and we were extremely pleased. Our server Jackie made sure that we had all that we needed while also ensuring our privacy. The LockKeepers staff provided the perfect environment for our special evening beginning with prefered seating and throughout the night as our dinner items arrived in a timely manor and were exquisitely delicious.

10/8/2016
One of our favorites, delicious food, excellent service, prompt and attentive staff with smiles!

The pasta dishes are fresh and fabulous. One of the nicest places to go on a romantic date and with a group. Not t-shirt and jeans place, which is so nice. We’ve dined both in the bar, before a show at Blossom and for anniversaries and birthdays in the dining room. You can actually talk without screaming, the noise level is always very comfortable and so enjoyable to be able to have great conversation over a wonderful bottle from the wine list. Often times we forget other people are dining too. A wonderful choice for great food and service. If they could add someone playing piano..we’d probably never leave! We’ll be back again very soon!! Thank you Lockkeepers!!

10/7/2016
Great food, quiet ambiance, and an amazing server, Tessa. Would gladly come here again the next time I’m in the Cleveland area.

10/1/2016
My husband took me here for a date night get away. It was everything and then some. Great Service, Great food, Great Atmosphere. After dinner ventured to the bar for a couple of cocktails and what a great atmosphere in the bar area as well. The bar tenders did an outstanding job on the cocktails. I highly recommend this restaurant for a night out on the town, special occasion celebration of if you are looking for a nice ambiance place to go.

9/18/2016
We went there for our 29th anniversary and had a wonderful experience. Our waiter, Gabriel, was very knowledgeable, friendly and overall , a great waiter. Food was awesome from the appetizer to dessert. Wait to go back!

9/18/2016
We had great food and great service. We were able to relax and take our time eating. Our server did not rush us and brought each coarse out at the right time. Wine list is great and prices are reasonable. Great anniversary dinner. They even brought us out special treats because they knew it was our anniversary. Love going back to Lock Keepers.

9/17/2016
Our server Nate was great! It was a quiet and slow Saturday afternoon which allowed us to really take a look around the place. Ambiance very nice & we dined in the Bar area.

9/10/2016
My husband and I agreed that this was the best dining experience we’ve had in a long time. The service was attentive without being overly so, the pace was leisurely, the ambiance was enjoyable, the food was awesome, and the price was reasonable. We have had meals recently for the same or more money that we enjoyed far less. Can’t wait to go again!

9/7/2016
We had gone on our 25th wedding anniversary and Monica could not have take better care of us . Excellent food and service. Special treatment for our special day was very much appreciated ! Had a wonderful evening !

8/26/2016
Amazing! 10 out of 10! My husband and I had dinner here for our 26th wedding anniversary. Right away my husband liked the atmosphere. Dimly lit, romantic but very comfortable. Even the noise level was perfect. It is not one of those places where everything echoes and you have to talk loud to be heard. The staff was the warmest, friendliest I have ever encountered, from the valet who held the door open for us to the host who seated us and wished us a happy anniversary. The waitress brought us each a glass of sparkling wine to celebrate our day and after dinner she congratulated us on our 26 years of marriage & brought us a small plate of biscotti and chocolate sauce. There was even a small chocolate piece that said “Happy Anniversary”. Emily was our waitress she was very warm and attentive and everything for our meal was served at the perfect pace. We did not feel rushed or forgotten. I will ask for her next time we make reservations. The food was fantastic! We started with calamari, My husband ordered the filet and I had the Yellowfin tuna. Everything was prepared to perfection. They have an extensive drink list. I had a peach sangria which was very good. I had a hard time choosing just one dessert so I ended up getting cannoli and cheesecake to go. I tried both when I got home and I would still have a hard time picking between the two. I loved our evening here. The staff at LockKeepers made our day truly special.

8/24/2016
This was the perfect choice for entertaining out-of-town business associates. It’s beautiful, the service is impeccable and the food is stellar. Can’t say enough about this local gem. I wanted to give my guest from Portland a taste of Northeast Ohio without the hassle of driving downtown. This was perfect! I’ll be back soon for the calamari!

8/5/2016
Outstanding service and incredible food. One of our favorites!

7/30/2016
Excellent food and excellent service. I would recommend the dishes on the seasonal menu and also the seared tuna entrée and gnocchi.

7/28/2016
Great service. Our waiter Gabriel was fantastic. Good was delicious and great presentation. Will be back.

7/17/2016
We always have a great time at Lockkeeper’s. Our favorite spot is in the bar and we meet there often with friends. Love the gnocchi! Thank you.

7/16/2016
Met for lunch on a Saturday afternoon, excellent service, food was fantastic, and when we ordered dessert, they split 2 different choices into 4 servings for our party to sample at will. Atmosphere was quiet and allowed for conversations to be enjoyed well into the dessert. Not often do we find great atmosphere, excellent service, fabulous food, superb dessert and wine selection. We will be back again for the next special occasion we celebrate!

7/5/2016
My mother and I visited LockKeepers for lunch last week to celebrate her 80th birthday, and we thoroughly enjoyed the experience. It was that rare kind of place that really made an effort to give us exactly what we wanted!

On arrival, valet parking was offered and was complimentary, but you can also easily and conveniently self-park if that is your preference. I called ahead to request a corner booth so my mom could more easily hear conversation during our meal and we were placed at the perfect table.

A very nice ciabatta loaf with olive tapenade was served as we perused the menu, and there was an excellent selection, from lighter soups and salads to pizzas, pastas and hearty entrees. My mother wanted the seafood FraDiavolo, but wondered if she could have it with spicy olive oil instead of the tomato based sauce described…no problem they said, and she absolutely loved their preparation with house-made fettucine and loads of fresh shrimp, mussels and calamari. I had a nice piece of grilled salmon (cooked just as I asked) with black lentils and veggies over a good onion puree with chive oil…yum! We both selected wine by the glass (she likes red – I like white) in the $10-11 range. For dessert we wanted to share their wonderful dark chocolate cake with caramel gelato and candied walnuts, so they brought separate small plates, perfectly presented, for each of us to have our own mini serving. After, we had decaf espresso with a shot of Bailey’s Irish Cream. It was the perfect end.

Our waitress was just fabulous – really warm and gracious, attentive but unobtrusive and extremely professional. The dining room was formal, but in a cozy, inviting sort of way. We lingered throughout the lunch period without ever feeling rushed, and the bill – $120, including tip – seemed a good value since everything was just as we wanted it to be

7/4/2016
Love, love, love. This is THE place I go to for all family events (birthdays, anniversaries) and where I stop EVERY time I’m headed up to Cleveland to catch a game or show. I love the atmosphere and the service is always exactly what I expect it to be. Not to mention the food is delicious! We live 45 mins south and it’s definitely worth the drive!

6/4/2016
Here for my husbands birthday and he was blown away by the food and the service. Our waiter was great!! We have been back three times since and will be back on fathers day also. I have yet to eat anything that isn’t amazing.

5/28/2016
LockKeepers is ideal for special occasions. It is a place where you can enjoy, besides great food, outstanding service and ambiance. The folks who take care of you are always around and their attention to details is superb. Love the way you are treated. You are made feel important and valued at LockKeepers.

5/27/2016
We chose LockKeepers to celebrate our anniversary. It was an excellent experience in every way. Great table on the patio overlooking the ravine, wonderful attentive service, outstanding food and perfect atmosphere. We felt very special when our server brought a round of champagne to launch our special occasion. That was unexpected and very much appreciated. We will be sharing our praise for this lovely place every chance we get.

5/26/2016
Well Done! The food was well prepared and nicely presented. The server was unobtrusive and gave old friends plenty of time to catch up with one another. Excellent menu. Dinner salads are enormous and wonderful.

5/25/2016
Excellent in every way. Food was superb–sausage stuffed pepper, eggplant rollatini, seafood fra diavolo, even the bread was fresh and tasty. Service was attentive but not intrusive. The room is lovely as is the bar. Always a terrific experience for family and clients. I had someone in from Phoenix and he loved the experience.

5/17/2016
The art of fine dining lives here at Lockeepers. We arrived and we cheerfully and promptly seated meeting a friend for dinner. The waitron was very attentive and warm, she made us feel welcomed, and accommodated all of our dining requests. The food was fantastic and presentation equally so. The chef greeted us after our meal and was genuinely interested in our experience. I would recommend Lockeepers for a simply elegant experience.

5/7/2016 Sophisticated Italian-American Restaurant. LockKeepers is a mainstay restaurant in the area. The decor and atmosphere is attractive and comfortable. Service is very courteous and efficient including the Valet, hostess and our waitress. We were seated right away and had 3 people setting our table, giving us menus and taking drink orders at the same time. We have visited several times before, but last night it was a Friday night during their Happy Hour and it was quite busy. We had a nice Cab wine from California that was on their Happy Hour menu for $4.00. We then ordered from the dinner menu: the Seafood Risotto was excellent with a lobster tail, scallops and shrimp. They did not skimp on the seafood. The presentation of the grilled salmon was excellent and it was prepared just right. We then had their homemade Gelato that was creamy and full of flavor. Every time we visit we have an excellent meal and an enjoyable time.

4/30/2016
Wonderful Restaurant. This is the second time we have dined at Lockkeeper’s and we were delighted. The atmosphere is romantic- low lights, nicely decorated. There are tables near the bar where you can wait for your table to come available. The servers were attentive and polite. The menu had many different options from appetizers to entrees. I had a dinner salad that was very large and the salmon which was cooked to just the right consistency, served with a light sauce on the side along with garlic mashed potato and steamed asparagus- delicious! My husband had the veal chop which had the meat pounded flat, leaving the bone in for presentation and served up parmesano style- with mozzarella and delicious red sauce and a side of pasta. There is a nice wine, cocktail and beer list from which to choose. For dessert, my husband ordered a dark chocolate torte served with homemade vanilla gelato. It was very rich and chocolaty with caramel sauce drizzled over the top. I had a cappuccino (espresso and steamed, foamed milk on top) served Euro style in a smaller cup with a small biscotti on the side. We will definitely return to this place again for dinner or lunch on another day- well worth it.

3/26/2016
Love Lockkeepers! Exceptional food and service! One of my favorite restaurants in Cleveland. Great atmosphere; everyone is professional and friendly. Always recommend it to my friends; they are pleased as well.

3/22/2016
Delicious and Romantic! We went for an early dinner around 5pm on a Friday night. It was recommended by our hotel. We split the New York Strip and they prepared it to perfection.

3/5/2016
Once again Lockkeepers exceeds our expectations! From the valet to the greeting upon entering and the fast and courteous seating. Our server ( Jackie) was simply fantastic, always available but never over bearing! It is truly a wonderful restaurant and one that we frequent often. The quality of the food is exceptional and the wine list is very accommodating.

2/17/2016
Excellent in all aspects. It was our first visit to this place for a romantic lunch, Valentine’s Day celebration a day early. The valet was there to greet us as soon as we pulled in, which was great as it was snowing & windy. The hostess was very pleasant & checked our coats. The interior was warm & inviting. Our server, Tessa, was very knowledgeable about the menu. We had the calamari, which is the best I have ever had, for an appetizer. My husband had a Caesar salad & I had the Wedge. Both were delicious. The lobster ravioli is the best I have ever eaten. It is all lobster with no filler added. House cannoli for dessert was a perfect ending to a excellent meal. Our waitress was outstanding. We will visit this place again. Very impressed!

2/17/2016
Exceptional Customer Service! Had not been here in years and was more than pleasantly surprised. The food was very good but the service was outstanding. We ordered a bottle of wine that was a bit off. The server knew we weren’t pleased and without our asking had the manager pull the bottle and replace it with another of his suggestion which was excellent. Beyond that, the server was attentive without being overbearing. We were early and sat at the bar first. The bartender knows how to make proper classic cocktails. This place is a credit to Cleveland.

2/09/2016
Wonderful place! We stopped here for lunch on a Saturday afternoon. We had never been here before but were in the area and decided to try it. The decor is beautiful. The service and food were excellent in all respects. I had a Italian sandwich and side salad and my wife had eggplant. Both were lunch size portions and were excellent. We also split a slice of homemade cheesecake which was also excellent….very light and not dense at all. We will be back to try a dinner here….I am sure it is a busy place on weekends. It is about a 30 mile drive for us, so we probably won’t come often. I am sure the view of the canal is excellent in the summer. Not sure if they have a patio in the summer, but it would be a great idea!!

12/29/2015
Outstanding meal from start to finish. The meals we had were outstanding. Everything was fresh and home-made. The vegetables were incredible and I often overlook them in restaurants because the detail to them is usually overlooked. I could not get enough of the squash and zucchini that came with mine, and I don’t like squash and zucchini. The finish with Tiramisu and coffee capped a perfect dinner.

12/05/2015
A Great Dining Experience. We went to Lockkeepers for our company holiday dinner. The food was excellent, the ambiance was perfect and the service was exceptional. The menu provides a wide choice of options to please everyone in the party. Steak, seafood, pasta, salads and desserts were all delicious. So many dishes prepared with care and creativity. The calamari is some of the best you will ever taste. This is a great place to go for a special occasion, romantic dinner or when you just want an awesome meal.

12/05/2015
My husband and I went to LockKeepers with 2 friends. We had a wonderful time. The food and service were exceptional. The wine list was excellent. The restaurant has a lot of ambience and is conveniently located. We spent about 2 hours enjoying our meal and each other’s company. We were not rushed or hurried to leave. LockKeepers Inn provided us with a wonderful evening out.

12/04/2015
This is one of my favorite restaurants. I always look forward to going here and am never disappointed.

12/01/2015
Outstanding as always. Very consistent in food, service, and hospitality. Great value especially for lunch. Highly recommended.

11/29/2015
Food was great, recommended by a friend, atmosphere was great; great for a first date Would be a great place for a small wedding reception or event.

11/28/2015
Top Shelf Restaurant!!! The best Cleveland has to offer!! Convenient location, great atmosphere and excellent food!!

11/21/2015
My husband and I celebrate our birthdays at Lockkeepers. We can go to other restaurants but we have never been disappointed here so why go anywhere else? Last Saturday was my husband’s birthday. As soon as we walked in the door, we were enjoying ourselves thanks to the hostess. She was adorable! Our server, Emily, was terrific. She was friendly, attentive and knew the menu like the back of her hand. She made our night even more special. My husband had his favorite – Seafood Fra Diavolo and I had the Seared Yellowfin Tuna. Both so very delicious…as usual. We will be back! Thank you!!

11/21/2015
I have been dining at LockKeepers for years now and I have had nothing but wonderful experiences every time. The menu is dynamic with a nice mount of choices and the wine list is extraordinary! I love it so much that we had our Wedding rehearsal dinner in the Sommelier room which was lovely, and our baby shower in one of the party rooms. I always recommend LockKeepers to friends and family because I know when dining here, I will not be disappointed. The staff is also very warm and inviting.

11/07/2015
My wife and I were in Cleveland to see the R&R Hall of Fame for her birthday. I made reservations for Lockkeepers a few months in advance because it was close to the hotel that we were staying in. We showed up early, so we sat at the bar and had a few drinks while we waited for our table to open. After about 25 minutes the bartender brought a tray of calamari over for us…on the house. The food in this place is AMAZING. I travel quite a bit and have had steak all over the world, but for the money this place has the best steak I’ve had in years, and I’m not a shabby cook myself. The place can be a bit crowded and it’s pretty easy to spend a few hundred dollars between drinks, food, tip for waitress, tip for valet, etc, but it was worth every penny. We’ll be traveling through there for our anniversary in a few months and I have every intention of eating there again. If you are trying to make a positive impression for a “significant other” this place is well worth the cost.

10/17/2015
The wait staff was incredibly efficient, knowledgeable and personable. Specials were explained carefully and patiently. Food was served piping hot, beautifully presented and tasted oh so wonderful. The ravioli with sweet pea filling, tomato and bacon sauce was out of this world. Wine list is exquisite.

10/16/2015
We went to LockKeepers on the recommendation of a co-worker. She was so right! I enjoyed the pumpkin ravioli while my husband enjoyed the bone in pork chop. More than enough food and delivered to the table in an excellent presentation and perfect temperature. We will dine here again!

10/12/2015
Love this restaurant. The quality of the food is consistently good, love the menu choices, and just the right ambiance to make it elegant but not stuffy.

10/3/2015
Everyone there is unbelieveably friendly. Happiness is contagious. Entire staff is welcoming~ the valet parkers, the hostess, the bus boys and our server. They all work together for one super dining experience. Then bring on the food. Our meals was perfect. We had steak, seafood and pasta at our table and everyone loved their dinner

9/30/2015
My wife and I met there, and were married there. We go back on every anniversary of both. The food is always outstanding. The hardest part is deciding what to have. From salads to appetizers to main course to dessert, all are great.

9/14/2015
We have been to Lockkeepers many times and it never disappoints. It’s a great place for a special occasion but also great for dinner or a drink after work. We love it and can’t wait to go back.

9/6/2015
What a great place to celebrate our 40th Anniversary. Immediately when we sat down we were greeted with 2 complimentary glasses of champagne by the hostess seating us. The entire staff was so friendly and whether they were our server or some other staff refilling water glasses, delivering food to table, clearing plates, etc – each smiled and offered their own congrats! Our server Jeff gave great personalized service and delivered an extra anniversary dessert too! It was a MOST DELIGHTFUL experience. Kudos to the fine, friendly, and attentive staff! ps The food presentations, quality, and taste was yummy too! So glad we picked Lockkeepers for our special date, they made it GREAT!

8/24/2015
The service was great, the veal Marsala was delicious, the entire staff was very attentive. My friend was thrilled with the way they honored her BIG birthday! It was so nice to be dining in a beautiful room surrounded by guests dressed appropriately ( both men and women were in what could be describe as business attire) . From the General Manager, our waitress and servers to the valet attendents it was obvious that they were all working as a team to insure our visit was outstanding.

8/22/2015
I am gluten free and they had several options and were willing to work with me to create a spectacular dining experience. The wait staff was amazing – doting without being overbearing. Great seafood and Italian options. I would go out of my way to return!

8/15/2015
We were there for my birthday and it was a wonderful evening. We sat inside but the outside tables looked very inviting. The service was excellent and the food spectacular. The best Calamari I have eaten in years. The server asked if it was a special occasion and he brought out a delicious birthday treat. I would recommend LockKeepers most highly!!

7/16/2015
We celebrated our anniversary at Lockkeepers. It was a special and memorable evening for the ambiance, service, and food & beverage quality. Our server greeted us with a glass of complimentary Prosecco, which was completely unexpected, much appreciated and a great start to our evening. Our appetizers were very good, in particular the evening special of shrimp, vegetable and cous cous — had amazing flavor and texture. The kale and chickpea salad with citrus dressing was healthy, fresh and tasty — and an extremely generous portion considering we were having a full course dinner. The bread and olive tapenade were excellent — best olive tapenade I’ve had in a restaurant. We also had cocktails with this course which were quite good — martini done to perfection and a house specialty cocktail with limoncello (made in-house), St. Germain and prosecco. Our dinner courses were the veal chop parmegiano with spaghetti, and ricotta cavatelli. They make the ricotta in-house and it was so, so good! All cooked and seasoned perfectly. Very generous portions. Absolutely delicious. For dessert, we shared a ricotta cheesecake with raspberry coulis. Light and delicious. We also sampled several dessert wines recommended by our server and were quite pleased. I cannot say enough nice things about the staff and service at Lockkeepers. It’s absolutely the best service we’ve experienced in the Cleveland area (and we’ve been to a lot of nice restaurants in the region). Everyone from the valet to the receptionist to the servers to the bus persons was incredibly gracious, welcoming and hospitable. Professional, anticipatory and accommodating service all evening. Our server took really good care of us — he was attentive without being intrusive, knowledgeable, helpful and gracious. The service really made the evening. Overall, what a wonderful experience! A beautiful place with great food, drink and the best service anywhere. Highly recommend!

7/11/2015
We had a fabulous meal at Lockkeepers on Saturday night . Chef Alberto Leandri is second to none! The entire experience was awesome, from the hostess, valet’s, wait staff, food runners and of course the kitchen. Outstanding food and surroundings! Thank you Lockkeeper’s!

7/6/2015
LOVE this place! Went here for a special occasion and special it was. Food, ambiance, service ~ outstanding. If you haven’t been here you must try it and you can bring friends without having to try it out yourself first. It’s someplace everyone will love!

6/13/2015
I brought my wife here to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary. We started with cocktails in the bar. Erin makes a great drink. My wife had a Cosmo while I had an Aperol spritz–a perfect refreshing drink for a hot summer day. We met a nice couple and chatted away, soon it was dinner time.
As it was a special occasion, they gave us each a glass of prosecco to enjoy while perusing the menu.
We started with the charcuterie board, a generous assortment of Italian meats, cheeses, and olives. I selected a light red Sicilian wine to go with our meal. Next up was the special salad: radicchio, frisée lettuce, heirloom tomatoes and buffalo mozzarella. The dressing was light and fresh.
We had a hard time deciding on our main course, but our waiter Scott made some good recommendations. He brought out a sample ravioli with bolognese sauce for us to try–fantastic! My wife got the lobster ravioli while I thought about the beef medallions. Scott recommended I get the 8oz filet and he would have the kitchen prepare it “medallion style”. This is leeks, carrots, spinach in a Barolo glacé….wow, wow, wow!
Next up was complimentary biscotti with a wonderful warm chocolate gnoche. We paired this with two cannolis–homemade and filled fresh–two espressos and 2 limoncellos, also homemade.
We met another nice couple from NYC and chatted with them over dessert. What a wonderful evening. From the friendly service, the good drinks, the delicious food, and the friendly people we met, it was a night to remember.
This place easily blows away the snobbier, and pricier, trendy places that charge more for less. At LockKeepers, the value and the quality is there. Mille grazie!!

6/5/2015
Wonderful Dining Experience! I took my daughter and 7 of her friends to LockKeepers to celebrate her 16th birthday. All of the staff did everything possible to make this a wonderful birthday celebration. The food was excellent (and they even catered to a couple of my daughter’s picky friends), the private room was perfect for a celebration, and the service by the whole staff couldn’t have been any better. After dinner, they brought out a complimentary array of beautiful desserts and lit a candle so that we could sing…such a nice ending to a beautiful evening! The menu offered many different selections for different tastes and I was very pleased with the prices. Overall, I am grateful to the whole staff for making my daughter’s birthday a memorable one!

5/26/2015
Fantastic Dinner! It had been six months since I had traveled to Cleveland – but I definitely was heading here to have a drink and a great meal as I’d never been disappointed in the past. I sit down in the bar and wait on my group to join me and the bartender comes over – and recognizes me an calls me by name – SIX months had gone by! Great service from Erin & Coral in the bar, and then Jennifer in the restaurant. We spent a small fortune on GREAT food, GREAT wine, and it was fantastic. Can’t sing their praises enough. Highly recommend the bone in rib eye!

5/10/2015
Made a great experience for my Mom. My husband and I picked this spot to celebrate Mother’s Day with my Mom. Our server was outstanding she understood just the right way to explain the nuances of the dishes on the menu to an 88 year old woman. The food was excellent and the pace of the meal, even for a busy day was not rushed. The cost puts it into the special occasion category but worth saving up for. The only low point was the table next to us brought laptops, digital cameras, tablets etc and took tons of pictures, video and broadcast on Facebook etc and it was disruptive at moments.

5/9/2015
Birthday Dinner. Great place for a special occasion. George was ou